Best external HDD under $250 to use with the rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PhaserFuzz, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, I'm looking into getting an external HDD to use with my rMBP. I would like to stay under $250 if possible. I don't need more than a terrabyte in space either. Also, I'd like one that I could just leave plugged in and not worry about, if that's even possible. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Does USB 3.0 suffice, because many USB 3.0 HDDs can be had for less than 100 USD, especially ones with less than 1 TB.
    Maybe invest into two HDDs to have a backup of your backup, if you have important files.

     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    ive always been a fan of western digital externals you can get a 1TB USB 3.0 for about $99
     
  4. PhaserFuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is it safe to just leave it plugged in at all times? Or will that damage the drive?
     

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